Model

Panasonic HC-V500

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specs

General

  • Depth
    4.7 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    MOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    50 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    HA, HE, HG, HX
  • Image Processor
    Crystal Engine PRO
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE, Face Recognition
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (HYBRID O.I.S. +)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Effective Video Resolution
    1.3 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    50x
  • Image Processor
    Crystal Engine PRO
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    3.0 MP
  • Services and Applications
    YouTube capture mode
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    38x
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support
  • Video Recording Modes
    HA, HG, HX, HE
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    1.3 MP
  • Face Detection
    Face Detection AF/AE, Face Recognition, Yes
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, iFrame
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    1.5 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type
    MOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Panasonic

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    1 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, shutter-priority
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, indoor, sunlight
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • White Balance Presets
    Cloudy, sunlight, indoor
  • Min Illumination
    1 lux

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Display

  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black
  • Included Accessories
    A/V cable, USB cable, power adapter

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    38 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-4.2
  • Min Focal Length
    2.35 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    89.3 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    32.4 m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 2304 x 1296
    JPEG 2064 x 1376
    JPEG 1856 x 1392
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 640 x 480
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 13Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps
    iFrame - 960 x 540 - 30 fps - 28Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, auto power save, digital noise reduction, Intelligent Scene Selector, takes photos while movie recording, Intelligent Contrast Control, Pre-Rec function, Auto Ground-Directional Standby (AGS), Intelligent Resolution Technology, face detection, USB charging, automatic display brightness adjustment, Intelligent Auto (iA), 2D to 3D conversion, Touch & Shoot technology
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Features
    2D to 3D conversion, Auto Ground-Directional Standby (AGS), Intelligent Auto (iA), Intelligent Contrast Control, Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent Scene Selector, Pre-Rec function, Touch & Shoot technology, USB charging, auto power save, automatic display brightness adjustment, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, face detection, takes photos while movie recording

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, wind noise reduction, zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Panasonic VW-VBK180 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1790 mAh (included)
  • Battery Life Details
    Video recording - 1.8 hours (HD resolution)

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Panasonic HD Writer AE 4.0
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Panasonic HD Writer AE 4.0

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 7, MS Windows 7 64-bit Edition, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Panasonic
  • Product Line
    Panasonic
  • Model
    HC-V500
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    Camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    1 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    50 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    Crystal Engine PRO
  • Video Recording Modes
    HA, HE, HG, HX
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE, Face Recognition
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (HYBRID O.I.S. +)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    2D to 3D conversion, Auto Ground-Directional Standby (AGS), Intelligent Auto (iA), Intelligent Contrast Control, Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent Scene Selector, Pre-Rec function, Touch & Shoot technology, USB charging, auto power save, automatic display brightness adjustment, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, face detection, takes photos while movie recording

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, shutter-priority

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, indoor, sunlight

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    1.5 megapixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    1.3 megapixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    1.3 megapixels
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    3 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    MOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    3.1 mm (1/5.8")
  • Sensor Qty
    1 MOS

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,400 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Services and Applications
    YouTube capture mode
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Built-in Light
    Yes

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.1 in
  • Depth
    4.7 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    8.01 oz

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

General

  • Manufacturer
    Panasonic